If you would like to volunteer, please enter your name into the following spreadsheet under the date your wish to come to clinic:
Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
If you are a student from one of the following disciplines, please review the following information to get an idea what you would be doing on a typical day volunteering at the USA SRFC.
Professionally and respectfully communicate with other disciplines in healthcare
Communicate with patients regarding health issues
Obtain and complete history
Perform a full physical exam (or focused PE when pertinent)
Attempt to develop an assessment & plan for the patient
Present the patient to the preceptor
If you are willing, the clinic hosts a patient education session from 1-2:30pm. This is optional; however, it is a good way to build relationships with patients that you will encounter from 2:30-5:30pm.
The Nursing Student volunteer must wear the CON approved navy-blue scrubs and ID badge according to the CON uniform policy
Nursing student volunteer should also have on them a stethoscope, pen light, pens, trauma shears, etc.
The nursing student volunteer should be familiar with how to perform head-to-toe assessment, recording manual blood pressures and vital signs
The nursing student volunteer needs to be comfortable documenting/charting assessment findings, counseling the patient, asking the patient questions, and recording vital signs
Coordinate plan of care with medical students, clinic coordinator, and other health professions
Lead a group session regarding to hand hygiene
Help obtain blood glucose and blood pressure values
Work with other volunteers from other professions to obtain HPI and PMH
Manage the medication dispensary and discuss any medication concerns
Discuss potential of enrolling patients to receive medications from Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy
Occupational Therapy Students
Work with volunteers from other disciplines to assess patients for:
Dementia/cognitive deficits/intellectual disability
Assist Medical Students in taking case history
Ask questions pertaining to hearing and balance
Perform otoscopy when needed during the assessment
Perform tympanometry and hearing screenings when needed
Assist team members in ensuring that patient’s needs are addressed.
Educate patients on hearing conservation topics